A little disappointing that we only had a few rookies to torture this year, but it was still funny - I hope they never stop doing this! The costumes were not as diverse as last year, but they showed a lot more skin - well, most of them...
Ok all you TCers with crushes on Brooks Conrad, have a seat if you're not already sitting. Seriously. He was the first rookie to emerge from the safety of the building and head for the bus...
He's not one of my crushes, but I gotta give props to the guy for some very lovely abs. Wow. Had to take another shot for you major Brooksy fans without the Coke cup in the way, since it looked like he was in danger of losing the Speedos:
And as Boog already let on during the game Tuesday night, Kenshin Kawakami came out in full Ninja costume, waving his sword around...probably in joy because he had the most fabric coverage. Interpreter Daichi Takasue didn't escape the treatment either...
No need to dig up those baby pictures of Reid Gorecki, got one right here:
Meds has quickly become one of my favs, just for being such a good sport and having fun with everything he does. Tommy's playing along quite nicely here, too.
Now for some balance, here's some pics of the 'vets' in normal get-away day clothes:
Manny Acosta, Martin Prado, Yunel Escobar and Jair Jurrjens hurried straight for the first bus (2-hour rain delay, ya know), so this was the best I got of them. Odarp looked so sharp, I wish he had walked a little slower! Notice how these guys don't have suitcases, but just about everyone else does? Hmm. And it looks like Jair and Gonzo go watch shopping together. Omar kept his head down and practically ran, too, so sadly no pic of him.
Chipper Jones and Garrett Anderson:
But hands down, I think Matt E Diaz wins as the most GQ this time (sorry Peanut Power twins). Leslee, you're one lucky woman! (yes, actually I do think he's really the lucky one, 'cause baseball wives are such AMAZING women, but I had to say it for the picture). Gohohoho, MattE!:
Hope that helps liven up your day with no Braves baseball!